Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Away in a Manger, Advent Day

Yesterday started our Christmas carol advent activities.  We read from Luke 2:6-7  and then we practiced singing Away in a Manger

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Little J did this beautiful "stained glass" sun catcher of the nativity scene. 

easy nativity silhouette craft


I found a silhouette and cut it out of black construction paper for him. He placed pieces of colored tissue paper on a sheet of contact paper until it was nearly covered. Then he placed the silhouette over the paper and I helped him seal it in with another piece of contact paper.

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Juiciness and Sassyfras were busy setting up and playing with their nativity set (which plays Away in a Manger). Hopefully, they will work on their sun catcher later.


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We trimmed the scene out and Little J hung it in his window.



26 comments :

Lindsay said...

Love that sun catcher!! We have that nativity set and just love it!

Rose said...

The sun catcher is so pretty. And I love that nativity set.

Christy said...

So pretty!!!

Raising a Happy Child said...

Very pretty! Anna really likes this song too.

Sherri said...

I love love love the stained glass nativity...we just finished making ours..and this is a great idea!

Phyllis said...

It is beautiful!!

Emma Major said...

What an absolutely beautiful craft, I am going to use that as our key craft for our church craft service on Sunday, thanks for providing just what I needed.

RedTedArt said...

Beautiful! We made an angel one these last year, but no wear near as colourful as yours. Gorgeous!

Thank you for linking to Kids Get Crafty.

Maggy

Emily G. said...

I love this. so lovely and reflective of the true spirit of CHristmas. Thanks for the inspiration. I will be doing this with my children

Brimful Curiosities said...

That is a gorgeous stained glass craft.

Rachel Kaylynn said...

This turned out beautifully! Where did you find the silhouette?

Kayla said...

This is really great! Have you thought about using different colored tissue paper in different areas (like panes of stained glass?) I love the way this glows!

Jenn said...

I love this and it's something my kids would love too! Thanks for sharing.

andthatsfamily said...

This is so pretty. I love how it turned out!

Rebekah said...

What a beautiful project!!!

Jennifer said...

What a beautiful project! Love it.

Ellie said...

This has turned out beautifully, just hopped over from TGIF linky. Thanks for sharing.

Ellie
createwithyourhands.blogspot.com

Beth (www.livinglifeintentionally.blogspot.com) said...

This is such a FUN craft! I love how beautiful it is - really helps to show the beauty of the subject matter. You ALWAYS amaze me!! Thanks for linking up to TGIF! Merry Christmas,
Beth =-)

Sarah Grace said...

visiting from TGIF... super cute!!!

Sierra @ H is for Homeschooling said...

I love the stained glass Nativity! This is something my little boy enjoys doing and can do by himself too! I love crafts that are 100% toddler-made :) Thanks for the idea!

Emma Major said...

Thanks for the inspiration, it was invaluable http://llmcalling.blogspot.com/2011/12/christian-craft-celebrates-christmas.html

Mercedi said...

So cute! We are doing this for our nursery class at church tomorrow. Thanks for the idea!

Carrie said...

Beautiful!!

Jennifer said...

Beautiful! What a great project! I have wanted to do one like it with my kids. We finalally did something similar. You can see it here.

http://whichcraft2create.wordpress.com/2013/06/12/stained-glass-butterflies/

Thanks for the great idea!

Cindy deRosier said...

I'm the Editorial Assistant for Fun Family Crafts and I wanted to let you know that we have featured this project! You can see it here:

http://funfamilycrafts.com/nativity-sun-catcher/

If you have other kid-friendly crafts, we'd love it if you would submit them. If you would like to display a featured button on your site, you can grab one from the right side bar of your post above. Thanks for a wonderful project idea!

Amanda said...

Congrats! I’m just stopping by to let you know that this post was selected as an Editor’s Pick for December (yes, we’re a bit behind in posting these!) over at Fun Family Crafts. :) You can see it here http://funfamilycrafts.com/editors-picks-december-2013/